I am back to CSSA blogPosted July 13th, 2008 by Mary Martin
Hello! I am back to the CSSA blog.
I was away from the CSSA blog for 6 month. I apologize for not to being able to post for a while. The past 6 months was definitely challenging because there was something going on which made me difficult to focus on studying, but I overcame the situation and it gave me confidence to deal with challenges I may encounter in the future. Even though there were many challenging things that happened, I had great support from my cohorts, friends, advisor, CSSA faculty and everyone I know on campus.
The greatest experience in the past 6 months was to be able to attend a professional conference, NAFSA in Washington D.C. There were great workshops I could go to and I learned many things from the workshops. Especially, I was amazed how internatioanl educators use a lot of technology to work with students such as facebook, blogs and so on. It was really great to learn how to use facebook as a professional tool because now I am doing an internship at internatioanal admissions office to organize a facebook group community called, NEW2OSU – international students-.
When I applied to OSU, I wanted to connect to other international and domestic students before i came to the U.S. so it is kind of the community group which I was looking for. We are also organizing the “International Welcome Center” for newly arriving international students. We will provide useful information for international students to help their transition and to settle into Corvallis.
I really enjoy working on this project and working at international admissions office this summer.